Tag: disaster management

Tamil Nadu to get technical assistance for tackling natural disasters

Disaster hit Tamil Nadu state will soon get technical assistance to chart out strategies and ways to strengthen the risk management. Britain has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tamil Nadu government to deliver a programme on technical assistance which would focus on bringing a transformation in the way urbanization is being carried out […]

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Mega Reservoir to collect Flood Water in the Floodplains

The Yamuna Floodplain Natural Water Storage project proposed is the first of its kind in the country and is expected to do both, curb the flooding and water conservation in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad. Yamuna’s water surge has displaced a lot of people but might prove to be a boon for the government […]

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Disaster management as full-time subject starts in JK

Education Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Altaf Bukhari during has made an announcement to introduce disaster management as a full-time compulsory subject at the University of Kashmir. “There is a need to educate people about disaster management as the state of Jammu and Kashmir falls in the high seismic zone and teaching the subject at […]

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Uttarakhand to rope in scientific experts for disaster management

Uttarakhand state government is set to rope in scientific experts into the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), the apex body for disaster management, in order to revamp the hill states response to natural disasters. In principle agreement has been made to strengthen the structure of the SDMA, under which representatives of expert scientific institutions will […]

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NDMA conduct training on capacity building for Disaster Management

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in its efforts to enhance disaster preparedness, mitigation and response measures, recently conducted a training conference on capacity building of the various organisations of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and other stakeholders. Lt Gen N C Marwah (Retd), Member, NDMA, who chaired the meeting, stated it is very […]

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NDRF imparts disaster management lessons to trainee IPS officers

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) recently imparted lessons in dealing with natural calamities to trainee IPS officers. The trainee IPS officers of Bihar cadre were explained in details about equipment used during an event of a disaster and ways to deal with calamity at headquarters of 9th battalion NDRF at Bihta in Patna district. Deputy […]

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Mumbai recognised as a role model in disaster management by NDMA

Lt Gen NC Marwah, a member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) honoured the flood-relief measures and other planning prepared by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and glorified the city’s disaster management unit as a role model for other states in India. “They have followed and implemented the guidelines of NDMA for disaster management […]

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BRICS nations to set up a joint task force for disaster management

A two-day meeting of BRICS nations on disaster management recently concluded in Udaipur with the countries resolving to set up a Joint Task Force for Disaster Risk Management. Terming it a new milestone for collaboration and cooperation among BRICS countries in the field of disaster management, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said […]

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"Govt has brought changes in approach to disaster management"

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the government has brought about a change in its approach to disaster management from a relief- centric to a holistic and integrated coverage of the entire matter. Speaking to members of the Consultative Committee of Parliament attached to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singh said the new approach […]

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Tweets could be used as a tool for disaster management: Research

According to a new study, leveraging publicly available tweets or other social media posts could assist disaster response agencies to quickly identify impacted areas in need of assistance. The researchers, by analysing the September 2013 floods in Colorado, U.S., showed that a combination of remote sensing, Twitter and Flickr data could be used to identify […]

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